Vietnam’s royal city with wooden promenade

A wood-paneled pedestrian promenade on the Perfume River is expected to boost tourism in the central city of Hue.

The bridge is sponsored by the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and is part of a project to reorganize sections of the Huong (Perfume) River banks that KOICA runs in the former imperial capital city of Hue.

The bridge is 380m long and 4m wide, running along the southern riverbank. Construction started in February 2 years ago and cost KOICA VND64 billion (US$2.7 million).

The concrete frame and struts were buried into the riverbed before the surface was covered in natural timber imported from South Africa. Walls of the bridge were built using bronze beams.

The bridge starts at a pier located in front of the provincial People’s Committee hall, runs beneath the Phu Xuan Bridge, and ends at another pier stayed in the middle of the Nguyen Dinh Chieu pedestrian street in the city.

Local authorities expect that the bridge will lure more visitors to the city, particularly young people.

Pic : MaiWedding

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